There are many different factoring companies to choose from in the UK and the service levels, rates and fees can vary widely from one factoring company to another. To ensure the quality of the factoring company you choose to work with you shold check that they are a member of ABFA (the trade association for UK invoice finance and asset based lending), as being a member ensures compliance with strict industry codes of conduct. ABFA can also supply information into a factor’s trading history and reputation. You may also wish to seek out recommendations from other businesses in the same industry or seek independent advice.
- Are there any risks or inconveniences to factoring?
- What criteria should I consider before choosing a factor?
- Must I work with a factor in my location or can I work with one in another city?
- When does it make sense to use invoice discounting rather than factoring?
- Who are the major UK factoring companies?
- Should I use factoring or a bank overdraft?